Anti-Muslim #extremist #HATEGROUP ACT says it will host $1,500-a-plate gala at Trump’s Mar-a-Lardo

“The hate group makes money and ... Trump makes money. It’s a win-win for bigotry.”
miamiherald.com/news/politics-…
The jump in ticket prices also reflects how controversial groups may seek to use @realDonaldTrump properties to boost their own profiles...thus giving them more opportunity to recruit, radicalize and spread their hate-filled propaganda. ⚠️
ACT for America would likely be the most extreme group to book a major event at Mar-a-Lardo.

The club has seen its revenue dip due to @realDonaldTrump’s #whitesupremacist rhetoric
The group is advertising the Nov. 7 gathering at Mar-a-Lardo as a "National Security Dinner Gala" in which special political and legislative guests have been invited.
It wouldn’t be the first time @realDonaldTrump allowed this #hategroup to help dictate US national security policy.
ACT has claimed direct access to the Trump White House. “We have a president that likes us, President Trump,”
In fact, ACT has multiple ties to the TRUMP ADMIN.
ACT appears to be experiencing somewhat of a brand shift as it tries maintain its anti-Muslim base while seeking a broader audience.

On top of its anti-Muslim message, the group supports Trump’s border wall and his wish to abolish birthright citizenship
ACT founder and Chairman Brigitte Gabriel’s quest for mainstream acceptance by supporting broader Trump administration policies has caused a rift between the national organization and some of its chapters.
Members of at least four ACT chapters have defected in the last three years after citing disapproval of national leadership as well as the organization’s direction.
Gabriel takes pride in pointing out her #hategroup’s connections to the @realDonaldTrump administration.

At the group’s national conference last year, she touted having a weekly “standing meeting” at the @WhiteHouse.

Details about the meetings are a secret.
During 2016 campaign, Gabriel visited Mar-a-Lardo

2017
The #hategroup founder visited the @WhiteHouse, meeting with a member of the administration’s legislative staff, the Guardian reported.

“Very productive day at the White House,” Gabriel posted on Facebook.
In a December 2016 email to supporters, the #HATEgroup bragged about having a “direct line” to @realDonaldTrump via allies like @SecPompeo

POMPEO spoke at ACT’s conference in 2016 and was awarded the #hategroup’s highest award. m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_58…
Gabriel said the White House meetings are kept quiet because “CAIR (the Council on American-Islamic Relations) has infiltrated our email system.”🙄

“We’re very focused on the White House,” Gabriel said. “We have a weekly standing meeting at the White House.”
A number of other Republican elected officials have been featured and honored by the #hategroup
Sen. Ted Cruz
Rep. Steven King
Michael Flynn served on ACT’s board
Rep Pete King was given the #hategroup’s “Patriot” award in 2010
These Republicans have spoken at conferences hosted by the #hategroup
@tedcruz
@RonDeSantisFL
@replouiegohmert
@SteveKingIA
and Rep Brian Baben
#hategroup’s founder, Gabriel also gave an award to former @ICEgov chief Thomas Homan, a #whitesupremacist defender of @realDonaldTrump’s cruel immigration policies who told Congress in 2017 that undocumented immigrants “should be afraid.”

Homan is tied to #Tanton groups as well
In 2017, Gabriel reportedly met with WH staffer Paul Teller to deliver a petition in support of Trump’s Muslim ban.

ACT for America did not respond to a voicemail left by Hatewatch for a comment about the upcoming gala.
ACT conferences typically last 2-3d & have included legislative briefings.

They provide a place for #hategroup members to network & hear from anti-Muslim speakers.

🚨Gabriel’s book encourages ppl to “rise” and “preserve our endangered Judeo-Christian values & freedoms.”
2017, Gabriel offered to give high-paying sponsors a private tour of the Trump International Hotel in Washington.
This year, leaders of the @FreedomCaucusUS will be honored at the #hategroup’s event hosted by @realDonaldTrump

Right-wing #xenophobic author Michelle Malkin will be the keynote speaker.
Malkin is a #xenophobic right-wing pundit, having published a 2004 book called “In Defense of Internment,” which argued the United States was right to imprison Japanese Americans during World War II⚠️
2016
An email sent to supporters listed ACT for America’s alarming policy agenda over the next four years.
The #hategroup wanted to eliminate the refugee resettlement program in its entirety & classify the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group

They also wanted to rewrite FBI TRAINING MANUALS
ACT For America is the largest and one of the most extreme anti-Muslim #hategroups in America, claiming some 400,000 members in over 1,000 chapters across the country.

And @SecPompeo is a longtime “steadfast ally” of the #hategroup

adl.org/resources/prof…
FUN FACT
#antiMuslim #hategroups frequently cultivate ties with #antiSemitic hate groups.

#reconstructedNazism
#antiMuslim #hategroups were often rooted in political movements that were traditionally #antiSemitic, and often WORKED CLOSELY in SECRET with ACTIVE #neoNazi movements.
“...core ideology [of the global far-right] embraces core #Nazi principles, but embeds them in a range of COSMETIC NARRATIVE ADJUSTMENTS which allow those PRINCIPLES to FUNCTION SUBLIMINALLY in a new postwar, anti-Nazi, and post-9/11 global cosmopolitan context.”
Part of the strategy for this movement has been to BRAND itself precisely as fighting against “foreign invaders” who are themselves depicted as “Nazis” or “fascists,” thus cementing the movement’s self-portrayal as an “anti-Nazi” movement defending freedom and civilization.
📌The specter of Muslims as tentacles of a near omnipresent so-called Muslim Brotherhood conspiracy functions as:

A BOGEYMAN against which #farright groups use to:
▪︎ LEGITIMIZE THEIR EXISTENCE
▪︎ DISTRACT from THEIR OWN FASCIST GOALS
Trump has personally gone out of his way to amplify far-right anti-Muslim figures.

Within the last few months, he has repeatedly retweeted racist British commentator Katie Hopkins, who has a long track record of denigrating blacks, Muslims, immigrants, and Jews.
Trump’s engagement with Hopkins is revealing.

He does not follow her, nor have her on any Twitter lists, but somehow he is consistently able to locate her choice racist tweets & amplify them.

📌amplifying these tweets is a DELIBERATE strategy of his communications team
#whitenationalism is a global ideology

Hopkins openly endorsed the rise of extreme nationalist world politicians, including Brazilian president Bolsonaro, Italian interior minister Salvini, Hungarian pm Orban, Polish Law & Justice party (PiS) Kaczynski.
All four politicians have promoted divisive, xenophobic policies.
By amplifying Hopkins’ tweet about these politicians, @realDonaldTrump showed his affinity with these emerging proto-fascist movements across Europe and South America, as part of a global far-right network with converging aims and a shared ideology.
‘great replacement’ mythology

At the core of this global ideology is the so-called “great replacement” conspiracy theory, which posits that a genocide of white people is being achieved through their replacement by (mostly Muslim) or, in the US, from Latin America
📌This focus on a “Muslim invasion” through a combination of mass immigration and birth rates allowed far-right groups inspired by #neoNazi ideas to rehabilitate themselves and conceal their traditional #antiSemitic roots.
Groups that have played the biggest role in spreading the core belief of the “great replacement” mythology through the specter of a global Islamist conspiracy...

*are simultaneously allied with longstanding #whitenationalist movements*
Many of the same far-right think tanks that promote the “white genocide” bs that has inspired recent terrorist attacks, started off scapegoating Muslims *as closet #extremists* attempting to takeover Western societies from within.
Islamophobia Is the Glue That Unites Diverse Factions of the Far Right

truthout.org/articles/islam…
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